Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Digital Photos - How to Store?

Our family takes a lot of pictures, especially now that we have 2 good digital cameras (and one not as great one that Boy Wonder uses). If you read Wife's blog (I know, I've been saying that I lot lately, but I know a lot of you do read both.), you will know that she takes a TON of pictures. How to keep them all relatively safe? Her solution was to buy an external hard drive. That's were the majority of our pictures are saved these days. Is that a truly safe solution? Do external hard drives crash? What is the best way to store photos? I surely don't know, but if you have some idea, let us know!

5 comments:

Audra said...

I want one of those for all my music. I used to work at a photography studio and we burned everything onto cds. It wasn't bad to store, and we had envelopes that fit each disk.

patti_cake said...

If you find the answer, pass it on!

fairydogmother said...

I second the burning everything to a cd/dvd option. We do that with all of our digital photos. We also are planning to purchase an external hard drive sometime at some point in the next several months since photos and music take up so much storage space, although we will continue to burn photos to cds as a precaution.

Friends of mine lost all of their digital photos when their external hard drive was accidentally dropped. They thought they had everything backed up to dvd, only to discover that wasn't the case. :(

Mimi said...

I burn all of my pictures to a cd....hopefully this will be ok....but you know my luck....that won't work.....

Andrea said...

I use carbonite on my desktop and mozy on my laptop. That way all of my stuff gets backed up at an offsite location (encrypted of course). I am afraid of fire when it comes to photos so I wanted another backup at some other location than my computer. I also put mine photos on Flickr so that I have them triple backed up. Yeah. I'm a little obsessive I know. :)